Published December 04, 2006
PORTLAND, Ore. – There was still no sign Sunday of a missing family from San Francisco last seen in southern Oregon a week ago, police said.
James Kim, 35, his wife, Kati, 30, and their daughters, Penelope, 4, and Sabine, 7 months, were last seen Nov. 25 at a Roseburg restaurant, according to the Oregon State Police.
The Kim family was on the way to Gold Beach area to stay at the Tu Tu Tun Lodge after a vacation in Seattle. But they never arrived and were listed as missing after they failed to return home in San Francisco last Monday.
The search includes state troopers, deputies from the Josephine, Jackson and Douglas County sheriff's offices, and air crews. Private search crews hired by family members include helicopters.
Some of the searchers were checking possible routes on remote roads, some near 4,000 feet in elevation with frozen snow, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, state police spokesman.
Jason Zemlicka, a friend of the Kim family, flew from New York to San Francisco, then drove to Oregon to meet up with friends already out looking for the Kims.
Zemlicka told KGW-TV in Portland there are about 20 people in teams of two or three checking all the possible routes the Kims could have taken on their way to Gold Beach.
Zemlicka said the teams were focusing on coastal routes out of Eugene, Grants Pass and Roseburg. They were stopping along the way to hand out fliers and talk with anyone who may have seen the Kim family.
Kim is a senior editor for CNET Networks in San Francisco who covers digital audio and co-hosts a weekly video podcast for the Crave gadgets blog on CNET.
They were driving a silver 2005 Saab station wagon with personalized California license plates "DOESF."